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Blood in stool or poo, Itchy anus and Pain when passing stools

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Anal fistula

An anal fistula is a small channel that develops between the end of the bowel, known as the anal canal or back passage, and the skin near the anus.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing stools
  • Blood in stool or poo
  • Itchy anus
  • Constipation
  • Loss of bowel control

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Anal fistula.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Piles

Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels found inside or around the bottom (the rectum and anus).

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Blood in stool or poo
  • Itchy anus
  • Pain when passing stools
  • Anal lump
  • Constipation

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Piles.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.